This is not a ride for the faint of heart. The total vertical gain is 4,976 feet. Most of that is done on 637 a few miles south of Shawsville, as you climb the backside of Poor Mountain. But there's also some climbing to do on the parkway, before you get to the 6-mile descent down Bent Mountain.There's a convenience store along U.S. 11/460 on the right soon after you turn off Duiguids. There's also a convenience store/Citgo on the right side of 460 in Shawsville. Load up with liquids here, because there's a long climb ahead.There's another store at the intersection of 610 and 221. This is the last one on the ride.